Yan Bo was born into an artistic family in Beijing. His father is an oil painter and his mother is an art tutor. He studied at Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in Tianjin and The Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing respectively.
His works set a speculation for the “special objects” in the mixed area of paintings and objects. Within the “special objects”, he establishes a “logical defamiliarization” which is a logic of strange context and unique technical support; so that the works are openly formed in irregular shape and full of exquisite texture and charms of trace; and reveal the spirit of tangibility and freedom.